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Comment: False premise (Score 2) 249

by Dunbal (#49501319) Attached to: The Upsides of a Surveillance Society
Honestly I think the kind of person who is likely to go off on such a petty rant isn't going to give a damn if there's a camera there or not. Their sense of superiority and ego is such that they don't actually think at any moment that they are wrong, so what difference would a camera make? It's like saying that the guy with anger issues will not have a road rage episode because of a camera. He's not thinking about the camera - he's off in his own little rage world temporarily but completely disconnected from reality.

Comment: Re: Real fight (Score 1) 175

by VTBlue (#49491111) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

It's a great sentiment that you express and I agree with all of it. It doesn't really speak to the idea that the only purpose of business is to make money. When you study 20th century business history and compare the age of managerialism to age to value maximisation (mid-80s onward) the data shows that the first had better outcomes, both for the business and for society.

Comment: Re:Landing vs splashdown (Score 1) 340

Consider it deducted from the amount of payload/second stage you can carry. But if your first stage is engineered to be more than enough for what you need as payload anyway (ie it's already cost effective) you might as well try to recover the cost of it with a soft powered landing and make MORE profit.

Comment: Re:unreal (Score 1) 291

by VTBlue (#49452851) Attached to: Cannabis Smoking Makes Students Less Likely To Pass University Courses

playing too much unreal took way more than 5% off of my grades.

i didn't start using cannabis regularly until after college, it's vastly superor to alcohol in the "how functional am i at work the next day if i overindulge" department.

For me it was all night Super Smash Bros. Melee in the communal dorm living room :/

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.